It's so good to know that I'm nto the only one who's got this issue but I could really do with a pick-me-up. Trouble is my partner isn't a complete non-runner. When we met we would run about the same pace and same distances (3 miles ish). I put running on hold for 6 months to finish an OU course but really got back into it around November. He runs but sees it as something he "has to do" to keep in shape and he now runs much faster than me. We run parkrun "together" and are both members of the same running club although he tends to only go to speedwork sessions.
He's not into races or increasing his distance and has said he finds talking about running really boring. He says he's proud of me but has twice asked me to not go to a race I've booked a place on in order to go to a family event. He doesn't see a race as a "good excuse" or one he's comfortable giving for my absence.
We've had rows about it and I don't know what to do about it. I was hoping to do my first marathon next year as well as a couple of other races, all for charity and I'm terrified he will ask me to give up one of those.
I am looking for some recommendations on running watches. I currently use runkeeper on my phone to record "normal" runs (straightforward recording of time, distance, pace and route but with no alerts as to when I drop below a target) but I want something that I can use for speedwork. I struggle to know how fast I'm running laps and so can't then beat my times in the sessions.
I had a garmin 405 but the battery died so I'm wondering whether I should get the battery replaced (about £78) or get something else and if so, what?
Help, opinions and suggestions appreciated! Thanks!
Skotty - It's not so much the size I'm worried about, more the general fit/feel to make sure they don't rub where they shouldn't etc. I could understand them not being keen in some respects but you'd expect to be able to try any other kind of shoe so...
Flat Foo.ted - I'm in Berkshire, soon moving to Surrey. I don't tend to get into London during shop opening hours very often but it might be useful to know whatthe outlets are, just in case.
I'm looking to get into barefoot runing and would like to get some vibrams but I'm a) overwhelmed by the choice of styles available and b) struggling to find actual shos that stock them.
I have had a look online and a bit of a search on here to see if there's anything useful but I'm still stuck. Can anyone point me to a good website for explaining the differences between the styles in laymans terms or to some physical shops/places where I can go and try some in person?